Librivox recording of The Man of Property (The Forsyte Saga Vol. 1), by John Galsworthy.
'The Forsyte Saga' is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties.The Man of Property is the first book in the saga. The 'man of property' of the title is Soames Forsyte, a partner in the family law firm. He is married to Irene but the marriage is not happy and during the book she falls in love with another man.
Another branch of the family is headed by 'Old Jolyon,' estranged from his bohemian artist son 'Young Jolyon' and the story tells of their rapprochement and of Young Jolyon's daughter June who is engaged to an architect Philip Bosinney.
March 8, 2018 Subject:
Just started listening first two chapters
Galsworthy's wit is superb in his satire of the upper middle-upper class . Andy Minter (1934-2017) is in a better place. i feel Mr. Minters reincarnation is a good one in another time and place. the late great Andy Minter's reading is so good and brings out the hilarity of the first two chapters . laughing every four or five sentences. This has brought me out of a melancholy. ok , so did a Level 42 at Wembly 1986 video earlier this night, in a different way. God bless Andy Minter .....to be continued\
Internet Archive : We are grateful for the reading speed widget . However fast is too fast and slow mode should be somewhere in between normal and the too slow mode you are giving us now. Or just add the two suggested reading speeds to widget...... thank you